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The Drunken Taoist is a bi-monthly podcast by writer/martial artist/college professor/whatever-label-you-feel-like-adding Daniele Bolelli. One of the monthly episodes features discussions and interviews with one or more guests. The other includes the infamous Bolelli rants and verbal Tai Chi with co-host Rich Evirs. Topics covered by the show include the common thread is whatever makes life intense, passionate and worth living. Anything that meets this requirement is fair game-regardless of ...
 
Taoist discussions, recorded live from the El Monte Taoist temple.
 
The Drunken Taoist is a bi-monthly podcast by writer/martial artist/college professor/whatever-label-you-feel-like-adding Daniele Bolelli. One of the monthly episodes features discussions and interviews with one or more guests. The other includes the infamous Bolelli rants and verbal Tai Chi with co-host Rich Evirs. Topics covered by the show include the common thread is whatever makes life intense, passionate and worth living. Anything that meets this requirement is fair game-regardless of ...
 
A Modern Yoga Practitioner Noah Julian (www.NoahMoves.com) sits down with movers, musicians and a mystics to talk about practice, love, life and the awesomeness of it all.
 
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Where history and epic collide--"History on Fire" is a podcast by author and university professor Daniele Bolelli.
 
Enjoy juicy and informative interviews with the acclaimed author Dr. Patti Taylor of ExpandedLovemaking.com and the Expand Her Orgasm Tonight System - 21 Day Program for Partners, as she talks with world-renowned experts on sex, sensuality and real-life practitioners of the art and science of orgasm! Expanded Lovemaking is a fusion of ancient erotic wisdom and modern practices and insights, where you learn to share ever-expanding bliss with your partner. Email Dr. Patti at patti@personallife ...
 
Enjoy juicy and informative interviews with the acclaimed author Dr. Patti Taylor of ExpandedLovemaking.com and the Expand Her Orgasm Tonight System - 21 Day Program for Partners, as she talks with world-renowned experts on sex, sensuality and real-life practitioners of the art and science of orgasm! Expanded Lovemaking is a fusion of ancient erotic wisdom and modern practices and insights, where you learn to share ever-expanding bliss with your partner. Email Dr. Patti at patti@personallife ...
 
Pedram Shojai is the Urban Monk. He is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a Taoist Priest, a Qi Gong Master, film maker, author, and Kung Fu world traveler. He invites you to join in the conversation exploring what it means to live with balance in the 21st century.
 
A podcast from Brian Thompson, Zen vegan poet, living on a mountain by the sea, writing about our common state of being, non-duality & infinity—author of Sparks to Awaken.Featuring discussions on mindful living, inner awakening, transformation and transcendent awareness — with a new episode every Thursday.The Zen Thinking Podcast shares teachings and experiences of Zen wisdom, Non-Duality, Taoist and Buddhist philosophy—in an informal manner—through an awakened personal narrative, to help yo ...
 
Tantra, Tantric Sex, Kama Sutra... Many people believe you can get closer to God through a practice of sacred sensuality by raising your erotic energy. Learn lovemaking positions so you and your lover can connect with higher powers and create deeper intimacy through spiritual teachings, breathing and meditative exercises that expand both mind and body. It's not sex therapy yet sacred sexuality and lovemaking techniques can be used for erotic issues such as anorgasmia, premature ejaculation, ...
 
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Episode 138 - The TigerBy contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
It is I, Duncan Trussell!By contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
“Death poems Are a delusion. You just die.” — Zen monk Kanzawa Toko The tale of the 47 Ronin is one of the most renowned revenge tales to ever come out of Japan. It is the subject of countless books, plays, and movies. It is also a story that has ignited never-ending debates. Some people argue that the 47 Ronin were paragons of virtue—perfect e ...…
 
Episode 136 - Two Angry Sisters Against a SamuraiBy contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
Episode 136 - Two Angry Sisters Against a Samurai
 
Aimee Raupp is an acupuncturist and herbalist who has worked with scores of women through various issues. Through her experience in the clinic she has come up with a roadmap to heal from autoimmune disease. She transitioned from helping women with poor fertility outlooks to working with patients on a more spiritual and emotional level. How can ...…
 
“There was money that wasn’t coming back and the choice was between leaving some cardinal dead on the street or to strike someone close to the Pope. We chose the second path.” — Antonio Mancini “We of the Magliana gang were street bandits. We loved robberies, without asking anyone’s permission, without compromises. I wanted a Ferrari? One hit a ...…
 
How important is a morning routine? How can what we do in the morning affect the rest of our day? Benjamin Spall has written about this very topic and joins Pedram Shojai to deeply examine the common habits people get into when they wake up. Think about what you do when you wake up. The very first thing. Do you take a moment to appreciate perha ...…
 
Episode 135 - Ian Harris: Comedy and MMABy contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
Microbes are life forms that are too small to see without a microscope. There are microbes in the soil, in the atmosphere, and even inside every one of us. How do these microbes live? How do they behave? What are they doing inside each and every person and do they affect the person as a whole? Author Eugenia Bone joins Pedram on The Urban Monk ...…
 
Many of us try to do everything we can to stay healthy, but at times it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee through his years of experiences as a doctor has worked out four key components to keep focus upon if we want to prevent disease: food, relaxation, sleep, and movement. By focusing on little changes, the multitude of li ...…
 
“A lifetime serving one machine Is ten times worse than prison” — The Clash (from the song Bankrobber) “We were treated like movie stars with muscle. We had it all, just for the asking… Anything I wanted was a phone call away. Free cars. The keys to a dozen hideout flats all over the city…When I was broke I would go out and rob some more. We ra ...…
 
Episode 134 - Outlaw Ethics, Talking Donkeys, and Rich's DoppelgängerBy contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
Episode 134 - Outlaw Ethics, Talking Donkeys, and Rich's Doppelgänger
 
Episode 133 - Boki NachbarBy contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
Technology in all of its forms is becoming more prevalent in our every day lives. From mobile phones to tablets and video games and social media, it's quite pervasive. For developed adults, we've come to adapt, but how does it affect the development of a child? Pedram talks with psychologist Richard Freed about the studied effects of technology ...…
 
“Most people are not evil. Most people are weak. And weakness is fertile ground where evil can thrive.” — DB "Every Day/ On our fellow man we prey/ Dog eat Dog/ To Get by/ Hope you like my genocide” — The Offspring “Hello darkness, my old friend…” — Simon and Garfunkel What makes seemingly normal men commit horrific acts against civilians durin ...…
 
Episode 132 - Aubrey MarcusBy contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
This week's episode of The Urban Monk is extra special as guest Emily Fletcher was able to actually visit with Pedram and record with him in his own dining room! Emily was a performer on Broadway stages for ten years which is one of the high forms of insanity. She would wake up and head to a theater sometimes not knowing what role she would be ...…
 
At the age of 22, Leo Galland's son, Christopher, passed away. He was a brain-damaged special needs child who was able to provide uncanny insights. Though Christopher is gone, to Leo his wisdom and presence remains. What is it to feel someone's presence after they've passed away? What is the spirit? How can we feel the spirit of a loved one? Ho ...…
 
Episode 131 - Topless Dueling, The Discipline of the Hero's Journey, and 'Girlfight'By contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
Episode 131 - Topless Dueling, The Discipline of the Hero's Journey, and 'Girlfight'
 
Many of us understand the importance of diet when it comes to health. Sure, eating the right food is important if we want to maintain a healthy weight, but what other effects does food have? Max Lugavere has come to know the power of food very well. His mother was displaying symptoms of Alzheimer's disease but they never made any connections th ...…
 
Prion diseases are very rare. There are on average only about 300 reported cases in the U.S. every year. Because of its rarity it can be difficult to diagnose. Dr. Greg Eckel is very aware of the topic because his wife has been inflicted with a prion disease. It's been a very scary struggle for him and his family as she struggles with this incu ...…
 
"Because I felt like I was ordered to do it, and it seemed like that, at the time I felt like I was doing the right thing." — Private First Class Paul Meadlo explaining his role in the My Lai Massacre. "How do you shoot babies?" Meadlo was then asked. His reply... "I don't know. It's just one of them things." "I felt then and I still do that I ...…
 
"Every Day/ On our fellow man we prey/ Dog eat Dog/ To Get by/ Hope you like my genocide” — The Offspring “Hello darkness, my old friend…” — Simon and Garfunkel “I believe now it is but the commencement of war with this tribe, which must result in their extermination.” — Major Jacob Downing “Damn any man who sympathizes with Indians! ... I have ...…
 
Episode 130 - Intellectuals and Kim Kardashian's Ass (with Cory Allen)By contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
Episode 130 - Intellectuals and Kim Kardashian's Ass (with Cory Allen)
 
Water is essential to life as we know it. Not only do we need it to survive, we also use water for so many other things such as agriculture, food preparation, and showering. For many of us, we take the water that comes from our taps for granted, but where exactly is that water coming from? What sort of infrastructure is required to deliver endl ...…
 
The earth's population is above 7.6 billion people. That's a lot of people who need to eat. Fishing is an especially large industry, but it's wreaking havoc for certain natural ecosystems and habitats. Some species are being fished in the tens of millions each year. Is there a better way? Bren Smith is a former fisherman who understood he was i ...…
 
Diets are hard. Not even in the weight loss sense, but just in the general idea of the general foods a person should eat to be generally healthy. We're told that fats make us fat, but then someone else comes along to say that fats actually help to lose weight. Salt is bad, but someone else says it's fine. Gluten will mess you up, but someone el ...…
 
There's a lot going on in the world and it's easy to believe we won't be able to make a difference, especially at the individual level. It's easy to think we're alone in our feelings, but what if there was actually a community that was as passionate as we are? Fiona Hazell and Emelie Ekblad had a chance meeting that led them to create MAD. What ...…
 
Episode 129 - Michael Brooks and Hunter MaatsBy contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
Episode 129 - Michael Brooks and Hunter Maats
 
Autonomous cars hold a lot of promise. Imagine if we could reduce or even fully eliminate automobile accidents due to road rage, drunk driving, or distracted drivers. Imagine if rush hour traffic was no more! Imagine the time you could get back to nap, read, or talk more intently with someone on the phone if you didn't have to drive! These are ...…
 
“It’s the steel that they love” — Juvenal “I needed money for wine” — Titus Pullo in HBO’s series Rome “We can live vicariously through that moment, or use it to fuel what we desire in life.” —Jake Rossen "You must die erect and invincible. What difference will it make if you gain a few more days or years? We are born into a world in which no q ...…
 
Dieting sucks. Let's just be honest about that. Holidays, birthdays, and even just a Friday night out with friends means we are all often surrounded by tempting foods that are not perhaps the best for our midsections. How can we easily navigate the endless food options that always appear in front of us at the worst times? For Robyn Youkilis, sh ...…
 
How do we know something is safe? From lotion to food to soap and shampoo, we interact with so many different items in a single day. Who is checking that these items are safe? Amy Ziff was a journalist living in Silicon Valley who asked these questions when twins were having allergic reaction to otherwise normal items such as pillows and diaper ...…
 
Episode 128 - Taoism and Toxic RelationshipsBy contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
Ancient Romans were obsessed with gladiatorial combat. In this two-part series, we time-travel back to get a sense of what the Games (of which gladiatorial combat was the main attraction) were like. In this episode: the origins of gladiators, human sacrifice, Achilles and the Iliad, feeding the dead with blood, who were the gladiators, female g ...…
 
After a little hiatus The Urban Monk podcast is back with new episodes! Starting off 2018, we have Scott Stabile joining Pedram Shojai. Scott is the author of Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart. It's really easy to focus on the negative aspects of our lives and the world at large, but what happens if we choose to focus exclusi ...…
 
“No matter how much I make up, there’s stuff in history that’s just as bad, or worse.” — George R.R. Martin “Though I would treasure your friendship, I am mainly interested in your facility with murder” — Tyrion Lannister “That’s what I do. I drink and I know things.” — Tyrion Lannister “If we don’t put aside our enmities and band together, we ...…
 
Episode 127 - Marcus Kowal, Man on a MissionBy contact@distributed.io (Daniele Bolelli).
 
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